The Telegraph reported the following at 6.36pm on Monday 24th September:
“Britain has granted asylum to 29 Syrian “White Helmets” civil defence volunteers and up to 70 family members, The Telegraph has learned.
The first family has already been resettled in the UK, while the rest are due to move early next month.
A total of 98 White Helmets and 324 of their relatives were evacuated out of southern Syria through Israel to Jordan in July, in an unprecedented rescue mission conceived by Britain, Germany and Canada, and supported by Israel, Jordan, the US and the United Nations”
I have written about the White Helmets before, so I will not repeat myself here. For those who want to know who and what they are, and how they operate, I recommend you see the work of Vanessa Beeley - an independent, ‘on-the-ground’ reporter. Here is one of her many articles on the White Helmets, this one on their activities in Ghouta after the staged chemical attack:
Upon reading the Telegraph article I tweeted the following to the Prime Minister’s office at 10 Downing Street, and also to the Foreign Office. I do not expect a reply, but that is not the point. The point is to apply what little pressure I can; and to demonstrate that there are people who are awake in this country - awake and engaged. The message, the photographs, and the video, speak for themselves:
The chap I refer to, James Le Mesurier, is the ex-army, ex-military contractor, who created the White Helmets. Here is the video: